Infants and toddlers often become frustrated when they are not able to clearly communicate their needs with caregivers. When providers introduce sign language in their curriculum, children are able to communicate at an earlier age thus improving the child’s language, cognitive, and social development. Providers working with infants and toddlers will benefit from learning how to incorporate sign language into their curriculum. Children will benefit from learning communication skills at an earlier age including those children with special needs and ELL children.
Just a few of the benefits to teaching sign language to infants and toddlers include:
- Can contribute to attention skills and following directions.
- Promotes learning through many types of intelligences.
- Signs and finger spelling will accommodate a wide range of learning styles.
- Ease frustration for children between ages 8 months and 2 years.
- Gives children an effective way to engage with those around them, increasing social experiences.
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